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UPDATE: Charges Filed in Stabbing Case

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UPDATE: The Bay County Sheriff's Office made an arrest yesterday evening in connection with the stabbing of Tyler Morgan Buckbee. Buckbee was stabbed by Mary May at about 4:30 yesterday, March 15, 2014.

Deputies responded to the apartment at 8810 Front Beach Road and found Buckbee stabbed by May. Both May and Buckbee were injured and required an ambulance to take them for medical care at a local hospital.

Once investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division were able to talk with May she told them that Buckbee became angry that afternoon and accused her of making sex movies. She admitted she "smarted off" to Buckbee. That is when, she said, he drug her across the floor by her hair, choked her on the floor, and punched her in the face with a closed fist. Buckbee also kicked her or stepped on her head. May told investigators she believed she was unconscious for a period of time before coming to and trying to make her way to the front door. Before she could unlock the door to leave, Buckbee grabbed her by the throat and began choking her. May stated she feared she would lose consciousness and grabbed a beer bottle and hit the defendant, breaking the bottle. That is when she stabbed him three times.

May had bruises and injuries consistent with her statement, including three bite marks she stated came from Buckbee. May stated she was beaten often by Buckbee and is tired of living scared.

Investigators charged Buckbee, age 29, with Domestic Violence by Strangulation and felony Domestic Violence. After receiving medical care, he was taken to the Bay County Jail and booked.


Two people are sent to the hospital after a stabbing on Panama City Beach.

Bay County Sheriff's Office deputies say it happened this afternoon at this business on Front Beach Road.

When deputies arrived they found a 29 year-old Tyler Buckee and 43-year-old Mary May living in an apartment behind the business.

The two had reportedly been involved in an argument that led May to stab Buckee three times in the chest with broken glass.

May also had injuries.

Buckee was taken to the hospital in critical condition and May was also sent to the hospital. No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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